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by Cy Goughman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Alignments
Topic: Trying to get the manual CAD aligment to work
Replies: 11
Views: 2747

Re: Trying to get the manual CAD aligment to work

Here's our method-- I have the set up prompt tell the operator orient the part into position on the CMM with a prominent line feature parallel to one of the machine axes (using axis locks to control joystick drift). Then I start with a Free Position alignment and take subsequent hits to capture axes...
by Cy Goughman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: UI / General Usage
Topic: Display Attributes / Show Label wishlist item
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Display Attributes / Show Label wishlist item

Right. Thanks. 3.9 SP2
by Cy Goughman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: UI / General Usage
Topic: Display Attributes / Show Label wishlist item
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Display Attributes / Show Label wishlist item

Those times when it's helpful to turn on the Show Label function, I have a hard time reading the labels of, say, a point and a line that starts in the same place. The labels are over-written and are illegible. Would it be possible to change that? TIA
by Cy Goughman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Alignments
Topic: "Z Axis" Randomly Gets Wonky in the Middle of Program.
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: "Z Axis" Randomly Gets Wonky in the Middle of Program.

The last time we had a similar problem on a Mitutoyo machine, it was much worse (a piece of steak between the autojoint and the ACR1 would be hamburger). The problem was a combination of a failing axis pre-amp and a line whose resistance had degraded over time. ... a bad signal to the controller. Ho...
by Cy Goughman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Measured Features
Topic: Measuring a line on an angled surface.
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Measuring a line on an angled surface.

You could try a Cross Section measurement with the gage depth set from the datum. You'd have to define the zero plane and the gage depth and the point density. I just tried putting a line on an angled plane and the hits were normal to the angled plane even though the datums were squared to the coord...
by Cy Goughman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Measured Features
Topic: Feature report for a cone that includes the base diameter
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Feature report for a cone that includes the base diameter

If a set of relative points could be added to the cone measurement command, would it then be possible to have the base diameter (or breakout diameter) show on the feature report?
by Cy Goughman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Constructions
Topic: Hit patterns for flat clouds and planes
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Hit patterns for flat clouds and planes

Yes. Option 3 would add some flexibility. With some manual edits in special circumstances, it might allow a different way to sample surfaces that don't need full rectangular coverage. It would be a bit like picking a surface whose UV lines don't parallel its edges. You have to add extra points so so...
by Cy Goughman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Constructions
Topic: Hit patterns for flat clouds and planes
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Hit patterns for flat clouds and planes

We're using 3.9 SP2. While I mostly program from CAD, I also have used the Add To CAD command to make primitive CAD forms for easy picking (that way, I'm not trying to feverishly write a Learn Mode program when the first piece comes in). For a plane surface with one corner at the origin and the far ...
by Cy Goughman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Constructions
Topic: Hit patterns for flat clouds and planes
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Hit patterns for flat clouds and planes

Every now & then, it looks like a hit pattern in a zig-zag ("W"), rather than a box, would be more efficient. Is there a way to make a rhomboid version of the standard hit pattern without editing individual points? TIA